Fearghus Ó Conchúir Choreographer and Dance Artist
April 22, 2012

Starlight Fundit campaign

I’ve wanted to make Starlight since we did the research at The Firkin Crane in 2010. 2011 had Tabernacle and Invaders as a focus but I knew that there would be a chance in 2012 to bring Starlight to the public. In the absence of a grant that would automatically underwrite the production of Starlight, paying the dancers and building the design around them, we’ve had to ask for people’s help to generate funds for Starlight. Project Arts Centre, The Firkin Crane and Cork Midsummer Festival will all be contributing resources and we’re building on Arts Council investment that supported my residency in 2010. But what’s really helped is the generosity of individual donors through the Fundit campaign we launched.

There’s something particularly encouraging about knowing people (from all over the world) believe in the work enough to commit money to it. Thank you all so much:

Rachel Ni Chuinn, Colin Murphy, Sheila Creevey, Caitriona Ni Threasaigh, Una Carmody, Roise Goan, Eleanor Creighton, Mo Kelly, Mairead Devlin, Paul Fahy, Michelle Whelan, Dylan Tighe, Lisa Bennett, Crea Brazil, Clive Kilgallen, Caroline Williams, Tom Creed, @a_hetherington, Fiona Kearney, Anne Clarke, Jack Gilligan, Deirdre Finn, Andre Portasio, Prue Skene, Roisin McGann, Cian Ó Conchúir, Jo Mangan, Lian Bell, Sian Cunningham, Fearghus Ó Conchúir, Conflicted Theatre, Julie Feeney, Emma Martin, DROP EVERYTHING, Louise Church, Aoife Spillane-Hinks, Cian O’Brien, Katherine Baker, Oonagh Desire, Ciaran O’Melia, Mikel Aristegui, Dawn Mac Allister, Éimhín Ní Chonchúir, Kate Heffernan, Natasha Thompson, Ross O’Corrain, Maedhbh Mc Cullagh, Victoria O’Brien, Alisha Whittington, Katherine Atkinson, Katrin Neue, Miriam O’Keeffe, Fiona Sheil, Paul Johnson, Lara Hickey, Seamus Nolan,Liv O’Donoghue, Carolyn Jones, Eithne Egan, Willie White, Eimear O’Herlihy, John Scott, Niamh O’Donnell, pixel design, Daragh Ó Conchúir, Bríd Cranitch, Fiona Cameron, Claire O’Neill, Giovanni Giusti, David McKenna, Michelle Browne, Grace Dyas, Fran Henderson, Sara Robinson.

Peggy Grelat Dupont and Matthew Morris in Starlight. Photo Andy Ferreira

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